Islam Makhachev and Rafael dos Anjos have a new day immediately after their UFC 254 cancellation.
As described by MMA DNA, Islam Makhachev vs. Rafael dos Anjos will now just take place on November 14 at UFC on ESPN+ 41. The bout was initially set to consider place at UFC 254, but the date was pushed again immediately after dos Anjos contracted the coronavirus.
Pursuing the cancellation, Islam Makhachev knowledgeable a period of annoyance in finding a substitution for dos Anjos. At one particular position, Makhachev’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, supplied Tony Ferguson $100,000 to accept the combat towards Makhachev. Makhachev’s close good friend and training companion Khabib Nurmagomedov also reported that should Michael Chandler stage up and defeat Makhachev, he would look at Chandler to be the #1 contender for his light-weight championship. Ultimately, Makhachev was pulled from the occasion, and we now know that his subsequent opponent is the exact as right before: previous light-weight winner Rafael dos Anjos.
Islam Makhachev is now 18-1 and driving an outstanding six-struggle winning streak. In the meantime, Rafael dos Anjos has missing two straight, but equally losses arrived in the welterweight division, not at lightweight where by dos Anjos when ruled.
As of this creating, there is no set UFC on ESPN+ 41 primary celebration, so it is feasible that this fight could serve as the headliner. The current UFC on ESPN+ 41 card now incorporates:
Islam Makhachev vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Louis Smolka vs. José Alberto Quiñónez
Cory McKenna vs. Kay Hansen
Lívia Renata Souza vs. Kanako Murata
Antonio Arroyo vs. Andreas Michailidis[
Saparbek Safarov vs. Julian Marquez
Ashley Yoder vs. Miranda Granger
Jeff Molina vs. Zarrukh Adashev
Gabriel Benitez vs Justin Jaynes
Don’Tale Mayes vs. Roque Martinez
Alex Morono vs. Rhys McKee
Who is your pick to win this rescheduled light-weight bout among Islam Makhachev and Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on ESPN+ 41?